Italian Mint Commemorates Carabinieri, Alpine Corps With New 5 Euro Commemoratives

Carabinieri 5 Euro Commem by the Italian Mint ……

The State Mint of Italy is issuing two coins to celebrate the Carabinieri and the Alpini. The first coin commemorates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Cultural Heritage Protection Command, and the second celebrates the centenary of the National Alpine Association.

Italy 2019 5 Euro bimetallic Carabinieri anniversary commemorative coin. Image courtesy Italian Mint

The homeland, courage, loyalty, a sense of duty and the defense of national heritage. These are the values ​​represented by these two coins of the 2019 Numismatic Collection issued by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

The first coin has a face value of 5 euros and a maximum mintage of 5,000 pieces. On the obverse, in the foreground, is the official logo of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage. In the background, you can see the historic headquarters of the Piazza Sant ‘Ignazio Command in Rome. At the top is a free interpretation of the symbol of the Weapon, the “grenade”. And finally, at the bottom, are the artist’s name “L. De Simoni” and the words” ITALIAN REPUBLIC “.

Italy 2019 5 Euro bimetallic Carabinieri anniversary commemorative coin. Image courtesy Italian Mint

On the reverse are some important archaeological finds recovered by the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage. The statue in the foreground is of Vibia Sabina; in the background on the left, the Trapezophoros of Ascoli Satriano with griffins, and on the right of the Capitoline Triad is the Euphronios crater. On the left and on the right, below the finds, are the dates “1969” and “2019” – respectively the year of foundation and the year of emission. On the left under the Crater is the mint mark letter “R”, identifying the Mint of Rome; on the right, the value “5 EURO”. Arched along the top is the inscription “CARABINIERI” and, at the bottom, “PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE”.

The coin dedicated to the National Alpine Association shows a portrait of an Alpiner on the obverse with the characteristic felt hat and a slightly inclined pen at the back. The inscription “ITALIAN REPUBLIC” can be read along the top; below, the artist’s name “PETRASSI”.

On the reverse, there is an Alpine soldier patrolling a mountain territory with a mule, the irreplaceable companion of the Alpine Corps. The Alpine star is represented in the foreground, symbol of courage and tenacity. At the top, in the round, we read the inscription “ASSOCIATION NATIONAL ALPINE”. In the left field, at the top, is the value “5 EURO”, while in the right field are the dates “1919” and “2019”, the year of foundation and the year of the commemorative’s issue, respectively. Below is the “R” mint mark of the Mint of Rome.

Both coins, in bronzital, were made by the engraving artists of the State Mint Luciana De Simoni and Silvia Petrassi, and produced by the Mint of Rome.

This issue will soon be available on the new website, as well as on the site of the Treasury Department.

Other issues scheduled for release from the State Mint for 2019 include:

  • 20 euro gold coin – Europa Series Program “Il Rinascimento”
  • 10 euro silver coin with gold inserts – Explorers Series: Christopher Columbus
  • 10 euro gold coin – Roman Emperors series “Augustus”
  • 5 euro silver coin – Centenary of the death of Cesare Maccari
  • 10 euro silver coin – Italian Series of Arts “Duomo di Milano” – Lombardy
  • 5 euro silver coin – Italy Series of the Arts “Santa Maria del Fiore” – Florence, Tuscany
  • 5 euro bimetallic bronzital and cupronickel coin with 16-sided polygonal border – Centenary of the birth of Fausto Coppi
  • 5 euro silver coin with colored inserts – 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • 5 euro silver coin with colored inserts – 50th anniversary of the moon landing

All new 2019 issues will be exhibited during the year at the numismatic corner of the Treasury Department Library inside the Palazzo delle Finance and open to the public upon request via email at [email protected].

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